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Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury Fight

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Updated Feb 27, 2023 at 03:41PM EST by Zach.

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Overview

Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury Fight refers to the boxing match between YouTuber and boxer Jake Paul against reality TV personality and boxer Tommy Fury, which took place on February 26th, 2023, in Saudi Arabia after several reschedulings. Fury ultimately won the fight via split decision, marking the first loss in Jake Paul's professional boxing career. Following the end of the match and Paul's defeat, the fight was widely discussed and memed online across social media platforms, as well as some speculating it was purportedly fixed or scripted.

Background

Prior to their February 2023 contest, Jake Paul and Tommy Fury had been scheduled to fight several times over the previous years but the event continued getting delayed due to various circumstances. Their first bout was scheduled for December 18th, 2021, but Fury backed out due to injury, leading to the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley rematch that saw Paul securing a win by knock out in the sixth round.[1]

Leading up to the fight, Tommy Fury was considered by many to be Paul's toughest opponent to date, as Paul had won his previous six fights against MMA fighters, another YouTuber and a basketball player. Though Fury is undefeated as a boxer, his list of defeated opponents is similarly perceived by many as unimpressive, and Paul was a slight favorite heading into the fight.[2]

Prior to the match, a purported leak of the match's "script" spread on social media after it was tweeted by MMA fighter Mike Perry,[3] which suggested the fight was fixed. The script had Jake Paul winning by TKO, but it was largely dismissed, as several elements of the supposed script were impossible to put into action, such as having the crowd "grow restless."[4]


Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Script Revision #4. Final Airs: Sun, Feb 26, 2023 10 p.m. GMT/5 p.m. ET. Producer: Camera Op: | Music Director: Ring Walks: ☆ Jake Paul: Song: Mr. Steal Your Girl by Trey Songz (CLEARED) Outfit: Baby outfit, trolling Tommy Tommy Fury: Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia | Contact for Show: +1 ROUND 1: ● The fighters start off cautiously, circling each other and throwing jabs. Jake Paul lands a solid left hook, but Tommy Fury responds with a quick right hand. ROUND 2: Song: Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond (CLEARED) Outfit: A tribute to his wife and his newborn baby daughter ● Tommy Fury takes control of the fight, landing several combinations to Jake Paul's body. Paul seems to be struggling to find his rhythm, and the crowd starts to get restless. ROUND 3: ● Jake Paul rallies, throwing jabs and hooks that catch Fury off guard. Fury starts to backpedal, trying to avoid Paul's punches. ROUND 4: ● ● ● Fury seems to be having trouble with his left eye, which is starting to swell shut. Paul takes advantage of Fury's vulnerability, landing several hard shots to the head. ROUND 5: ● Commercial Host: OP ● Fury's eye is now almost completely closed, and the ringside doctor is called in to take a look. The doctor determines that Fury can continue, but warns him that he may have to stop the fight if his vision deteriorates any further. ROUND 6: ● Paul smells blood, and he starts to press the attack. Fury is having trouble seeing Paul's punches, and he starts to take more punishment. ROUND 7: After Fight, Key Moments: ROUND 8: In the final round, Paul lands a huge right hand that sends Fury crashing to the canvas. Fury tries to get up, but he stumbles and falls back down. The referee starts the count, but Fury stays on the ground, clutching his eye. The ringside doctor rushes in to check on Fury, but he waves him away. Tommy shall then act out an eye injury that forces the referee to call off the fight, declaring Jake Paul the winner by TKO. IMPROV Fury's corner is now starting to get worried, as their fighter is clearly in trouble. They urge him to keep moving and avoid getting hit, but Paul is relentless. Jake Paul and Tommy Fury argue with each other. Jake Paul calls out KSI. Tommy Fury asks for a rematch. Jake grants it, IF, it is in LA. Tommy agrees. Fight 2 setup. isclaimer: The following script is confidential and proprietary information belonging to oopBoxingPromotions. It is intended solely for the use of the designated recipient(s) and may contain nfidential or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that my dissemination, distribution, or copying of this script is strictly prohibited. If you have received this ript in error, please notify TroopBoxingPromotions immediately and destroy all copies of the script. ny unauthorized use, disclosure, or distribution of the script may result in legal action. ב TROOP BOXING

Developments

The fight took place on February 26th, 2023, and after the eight-round match, Tommy Fury eventually won by split decision. According to the results, he landed more punches on Paul than Paul did on him and appeared to be winning the bout for most of the match, though Paul was able to knock Fury down in the eighth round, which tightened the contest.


Afterward, Paul said to the crowd that he disagreed with the judges' decision and claimed that he was sick in training camp and had injured his arm before the fight. He also said, "But I lost. I’m not making excuses. I’m just saying it wasn’t my best performance. I fell flat." Both Fury and Paul have intimated that they are interested in a rematch.

Online Reactions

Following the February 26th, 2023, match, many online expressed happiness that Jake Paul was defeated in the fight.[5] For example, Twitter user @ayeejuju[6] joked that Paul was "getting his ass sent back to the Disney channel," gaining over 880 retweets and 16,000 likes in less than 24 hours (shown below, left).

Other users expressed that they were disappointed in the quality of the fight, as a significant amount of time was spent with the two boxers holding each other and not throwing punches (known as "clinching"). Twitter user @diesdasyani[7] posted an I Know That Feel Bro meme about what the fight looked like, gaining over 1,800 retweets and 16,000 likes in 21 hours (shown below, right).


juju š @ayeejuju jake paul getting sent back to disney channel LMAOO DISNE CHANNEL 6:08 PM. Feb 26, 2023 754.8K Views diesdasyani @diesdasyani jake paul vs tommy fury 6:04 PM. Feb 26, 2023 1.7M Views : ...

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Blue Yoshi
Blue Yoshi

Jake Paul's previous opponents were a former basketball player and MMA fighters over the age of 35 who have no experience in boxing. I'm not surprised that Paul's first loss was against another professional boxer who is younger than him.

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